Hands up if you know how many different classifications of pop music exist?
If you said 11 – well done. According to some sources you would be correct! According to others pop music is simply what’s ‘popular’. That’s fine but I need to categorize things ok!
What are they I hear you ask? Well, click here for a quick rundown together with definitions, some sample songs and a full Spotify playlist, then check out the latest songs that have just been added to the awesome playlist below
‘I, Never Us’ – Xoe-B
Xoe- B is a singer/songwriter who’s lyrical content is inspired by true feelings, thoughts and events. Her writing is heavily influenced by vocalists and songwriters like Tori Kelly, Dan Lancaster and Hannah Trigwell. Xoe-B’s new single “I, Never Us” was released on February 16th 2020 across all major music platforms. Xoe-B will be releasing 2 more singles this year ahead of here EP that she is palling to release early 2021. After a series of setbacks in the start of her career, Xoe-B is back on the scene with her new pop single ‘I Never Us’.
Xoe-’s dream has always been to be a professional dancer, having performed in Her Majesty’s Theatre London West End, qualified and competed at the ISTD National Finals for 9 consecutive years and performed at the Lord Mayors Ball, dance was always in her heart. But her dreams got cut short when she developed a long term hip injury in 2015 that lead to a year of rehabilitation to get her walking again. During this period of not being able to dance, she turned music. Xoe-B has always been a part of musical theatre so music/singing has always been in her life, so discovering her passion for music that year came as no surprise. During this difficult year, Xoe-B developed her songwriting skills and ended up studying music at Northbrook college in 2016 where mentors like Lee Bridges (aka Drum Hacker) helped her to start her music career.
‘Join The Club’ – Atlas For Home
Atlas for Home is a rock band from Paris, France, created in 2013.
To this day, the quartet released two EPs « More Than A Year » in 2014 and the latest one « Late Bloomer », in September 2018 on Red Toad Music/Krod Records (Hightower, Colour Me Wednesday, Fire At Will). Musically speaking, the band offers a friendly alt-rock mood, with 2000’s emo/pop-punk influences (The Starting Line, blink-182, The Dangerous Summer).
Heavy guitars, up-tempo drums, vocal harmonies and emotional lyrics are part of what is the essence of the quartet.
From opening for Four Year Strong, State Champs, Moose Blood or Trash Boat to UK tours and a sold-out headline show in Paris last September, Atlas for Home has proven its worth in France and is now ready to cross the border with its heady songs and its communicative joy.
‘Gold In Your Soul’ – Sebastien Lacombe
Sebastien Lacombe is a Montreal-born bilingual singer-songwriter. Over the past 10 years, he has released four solo albums, toured extensively throughout Canada, Europe and the United States and won various prizes for his work.
‘Shine Again’ – Fawke
With a will to release and embody her songs, singer Saga Björling founded the band. In the south of Sweden, on the island of Öland, the musicians and members of the band came together. Combining their different musical backgrounds, they strive to create a sound of both simplicity and dynamics.
The band moves in and between the genres of pop, folk, indie and rock.
Fawke is a combination of honest lyrics and catchy melodies. The first single ”Shine Again” is out now, and will be the start of a daring and longed for journey.
‘Queen’s Anthem’ – Juno Francis
Juno Francis invites you to dance in a synth-pop-disco dream.
Berlin based duo originally from Sweden playing a mix between dreamy 60’s psychedelic and cheesy 80’s sounds.
A kiss, a smile, a night in style…
Wait, there’s more…
‘Never Break’ – SannyD
‘Now She’s Gone’ – Johnny Cattini